Kamari Murphy impresses at Hoops Fest
April, 12, 2011
By Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting
Kamari Murphy (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln) stepped up when the lights were on the brightest this weekend, leading the Long Island Lightning to a 74-63 win over Juice All-Stars and coming away the champions of the Northeast Hoops Festival. Murphy took over down the stretch of the second half, showing a full gamut of one-on-one skills from multiple spots on the court to lead the Lightning to their championship. His athleticism was also on display this weekend, especially in a Saturday night matchup against Andre Drummond (Middletown, Conn./St. Thomas More) and the Connecticut Basketball Club, when Murphy got up above the box to turn away two consecutive shots. Earlier in the weekend the program's director and head coach, Dana Dingle, spoke about Murphy and his future plans.